Eligibility for the D.C. Bar Exam is much stricter than New York for all foreign-educated law graduates.We do not recommend using the LL.M. as a path to D.C. bar eligibility for lawyers trained outside the U.S., and encourage you to talk to an academic advisor if this is your plan.The D.C. bar requirements can not be completed as part of a specialized LL.M. program, and if done as part of a general LL.M., severely limit an LL.M. student's ability to focus on his or her areas of interest.
Foreign-educated law graduates must take 26 credits of subjects tested on the Uniform Bar Exam* at an ABA accredited law school. See D.C. Court of Appeals Rule 46 on Admission to the Bar:http://www.dccourts.gov/internet/documents/DCCA_Rule_46.pdf#page=6
See here for a list of Georgetown Law classes that the D.C. Bar has pre-approved as counting toward the 26 credits
The D.C. Bar offers a "special legal consultant" status for a foreign-educated lawyer who has been admitted to practice in another country and is at least 26 years of age. See http://www.dccourts.gov/internet/documents/DCCA_Rule_46.pdf#page=8.
*Subjects tested on the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE):
The UBE consists of three components: The Multistate Essay Examination (MEE), the Multistate Performance Test (MPT) and the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE). See http://www.ncbex.org/exams/ube/.
For subjects tested on the MEE and a description of the test format, see http://www.ncbex.org/exams/mee/preparing/.
For subjects tested on the MBE and a description of the test format, see http://www.ncbex.org/exams/mbe/preparing/.
The MPT tests practical skills and does not have an associated list of subject areas. See http://www.ncbex.org/exams/mpt/preparing/ for information about the test format and skills tested.
District of Columbia Courts –Committee on Admissions home page: http://www.dccourts.gov/internet/appellate/admincommittee/main.jsf